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and 58 of them are local restaurants and of those 58, 50 are san francisco-based restaurants. we had 16 breweries out there this year and beer lands, four of those breweries, they're all northern california with the exception of one. but four were from san francisco proper. and then the wineries, we have 33 wineries out there and they're all from northern california. we're very supportive of the local businesses throughout san francisco, throughout the bay area, and we pay particular attention to the neighborhoods that surround the park because we do understand that those neighborhoods are being impacted most by this event. you know, gordos burritos, [speaker not understood], and they have an extraordinary big weekend in the brick and mortar store as well as on the festival grounds. we have some vendors here today who will speak to that as well as [speaker not understood] feingold who oversees the local restaurants and the restaurant just down the street. >> i appreciate that and that commitment. one of the things i do want to be clear about, the area that i'm really concerned about is
career in the engineering field. i currently go to san francisco state as a computer engineering student and there i am able to learn more about my field, my field of interest, and i think this will provide me with those opportunities that i was talking about, especially being in the bay area where it's like the it capital of the world, so what better place to be than san francisco; right? i didn't do this quick, fast, and in a hurry. i actually thought about this one, so after much research i saw this program, and sf state and the city as what ron would say "a match made in heaven" because computer engineering is what i call a hybrid between electrical engineering and computer science because it world has many different sectors and you want to be versatile. you don't want to -- well, some of us would prefer to be experts in one field. for example programming or making robots, but i think being versed in both sides of the spectrum tells you tremendously understanding programming, electronics, signal processing, networking, chip design -- i could go on and on, and i think this will give
>> san francisco mayor lee is here to join us. this is especially special for us. about 14 months ago when we kicked off our first program lee was here. he helped cut the ribbon and launch with our first companies about 14 months ago, and i one thing i will say before you get up we thought long and hard where we wanted green star located and we knew we wanted it in silicon valley and we wanted to know where they were going to and we believe san francisco is on the way to being the heart and hub of silicon valley and where the heart and the leadership is and we will exciting where it's going and please welcome mayor ed lee. >> thank you mitch. thank you so much. you know innovation is infectious. it's as infectious as giants fever. how about that? so let me tell you i have been excited ever since i came here and cut the ribbon with mitch a year ago and want to the get back here and see how everything was progressing and guess what? just over a year and a half ago when we first started here and when i started as mayor san francisco unemployment rate was 9.6% and last week si
are cooking to make sure that san francisco and the rest of the world are well fed. congratulations. and with that we do have some additional business colleagues. why don't we go to our 4:00 p.m. special order. madam clerk will you call those items. >> items 18 through 21 comprise of special order at 4:00 p.m. persons interestedded in or objected to the public works department and tentative map for condominium conversion on dolores street. item 19 is the motion approving the public works decision to approve the parcel map. item 20 is motion disapproving the public works decision and disapproving the parcel map and 21 is direction of findings. >> supervisor wiener as the district eight supervisor for this project. >> thank you mr. president. i move to continue these items to november 20. >> supervisor wiener made a motion to continue these items to the november 20. is there a second? seconded. without objection these items will be continued to the 20 -- i was just told i need to ask for public comment so before we pass the motion to continue are there any members of the publ
of san francisco. so stay tuned, we need your help again. one more and that is prop b. how many people are going to vote in this election? can i see a show of hands? how many people will vote for prop b? >> yes. >> how many of you can think of at least two or three or four people in the next couple of days that you can talk to to make sure that they are voting for prop b, because that is it what it's going to take. we are within one or two percentage points ever victory. the people that you talk to could be the people that make the difference in that election. i want to thank the mayor and our supervisors, and phil ginsburg for putting us on that bond. let's get prop b passed, shall we? [ applause ] so we're going to turn some dirt and we're going to start a library. thank you all for being here today. you made this happen. [ applause ] >> thank you, julie. well-done, julie. thank you. thank you. mr. mayor, will you have the honors. district supervisors, mohammed, phil, julie, come on down here and grab yourself a shovel and we're going to have a countdown. are we ready? let's have
sequestration would have on san francisco. i welcome all of your -- supervisors in making the case to our elected officials in washington, d.c. about the serious impacts this will have on our residents. thank you, supervisors, and i wish you all a wonderful season of giving, of sharing, and of caring for our vulnerable and most needy in our city. thank you very much. >> president chiu: thank you, mr. mayor. colleagues, why don't we go to our next items. madam clerk, could you read the consent agenda. >> clerk calvillo: items 2 through 11 comprise the consent agenda, they're considered routine. if a member requests discussion of a matter it can be considered separately. >> president chiu: would roll call vote on 2 through 11. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: those ordinances are passed, resolutions adopted and motion
the recreation and park department to accept and expend a grant of $870,355 from the san francisco parks alliance for the design and construction of a playground in sue bierman park. >> thank you very much. do we have a representative on this aye fen? -- item? please come on up. >> good afternoon, supervisor chu. good afternoon, supervisor kim. my name is abigail [inaudible] with the partnerships division with recreation and park department. i am here to talk about the accept and expend grant from the san francisco parks a likesv in the amount of $870,355 which will authorize the recreation and park department to accept and expend this grant for the design and construction of a playground in sue bierman park. i'd like to spend a few minutes to give you some background on the group that's working on this project and the playground as well. the friends of waterfront playground is a volunteer organization formed by two waterfront neighborhoods, the barbery crist and [speaker not understood]. currently there are about 12,000 residents and it's growing to 20,000, which includes over 1,000 children. in
it to the city of san francisco and had a specification, i'm giving it to the city that will be used forever for the enjoyment forever of the people of the city of san francisco. it has ever since. every summer the stern grove association in san francisco rec and parks put on 10 free concerts. usually people come out at 10 in the morning it's a family affair. everybody is on the lawn with picnics and it's free. anybody can come out. it's a great way to spend a sunday. >> goes to 1-2 in the afternoon and runs until 5. [music]. thanks to the stern grove association they renovated the concert meadow. it used to be a rolling grafsy area. put in a new stage and stage building. they put in terraces. we get from 8,000 to 12,000 people. and the meadow next to the concert meadow is full of people even though they can't see the music they hear it. iwalked into the meadow several timeand th don't even care we do have litallyeven going on day and night. the ccert association has kids da dung the week. the performers come out for hundre 20 kds. now, the truckadero truck house gets rented out for wedding
are down. dozens in san francisco alone. and abc 7 news is live in the city tonight with a story and some remarkable pictures. >> this is a big storm, part of this fell over here. you can see, this must have been a big storm. part of the tree fell. the brampbls as you can see many of them fell. when we come back, i'm going to tell you who is going to be paying for it. talk about a rude awakening. a 100 foot tree crashed on to the house in san francisco russian hill neighborhood. one part of the tree speared through the9u'Ñ couple bedroom. >> we woke up.osarç and thanksayp the loord we're e to talk to you about it. >> the main trunk fell into the backyard. the department of public works maintains and is responsible for about 40,000 neighborhood true autos we had a dozen trees coming down in san francisco. different neighborhoods. >> this black acacia fell on a prius. it happened on 25th avenue and lake street. it take a look this crew less than 20 minutes to cut it down. >> roof gets saturated. nature making a course after that. >> and that star as i told you before, a camery was totall
last night in san francisco's ingleside heights neighborhood. investigators say it's being considered accidental. firefighters say when they arrived just after 8:30 p.m., flames and smoke were pouring from the windows at the house on st. charles avenue. the fire appears to have started in the kitchen and spread to other parts of the house. the body of the woman who lived there, 61-year-old dean burnett, was found on the second floor of the pumping house. her neighbors say they are shaken by her death. >> i was there and i seen the firefighters bring her body down. they put her right there by the garage. i was there. nobody told me anybody. neighbors asked me was that dean andy confirm it was dean -- and i did confirm it was dean. >> reporter: firefighters put the -- >> firefighters put the fire out within a half an hour. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> san jose police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian last night. the collision happened around 5:45 near white and quimby road. police say the victim was crossing the street when a dark suv or v
in san francisco will be held at the omega boys club on tennessee street. this is a billboard which will go up very shortly. we're going to do what we can to get some disbuns off the street. >> thank you. commissioner chan. >> good evening i am angela chan and at the manager attorney at the program and work on access and immigrant issues and worked on domestic violence issues and i am excited to be here tonight for this historic joint meeting. >> and i am sharing a seat with my colleague here. hello i am susie loftus and the chief operating center of wellness and a center in bay view designed to change outcomes to kids and looking at trauma violence. i was a produce cuter here in san francisco and i served as at the attorney general's office. we are raising three girls in the city. native san franciscan and i am happy we are brought together to shine a light on what we have done and what we need to do. >> good evening. i am julie turman and i have been on the police commission for a we're and a half and i'm a labor and employment attorney. i am excited to be here this eveni
. welcome, everybody, welcome to san francisco. to some of you, welcome to the presidio, welcome to this absolutely gorgeous futures without violence center. i want to start by thanking futures without violence and esther solar for giving us this beautiful space to meet in today. is esther here? i haven't seen her. we'll thank her later. they made this space available for us. good morning, my name is me linda hague for those of you who don't know me. i was appointed by president obama a little more than two years ago to be united states attorney and it is my incredible honor to represent the president, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to s
on proposed projects. i'm interested in bringing participatory budgeting to san francisco because increased civic participation will help make our city -- allow our city to make better investments in our neighborhoods and empower residents to get involved in our democratic process. colleagues if you haven't get figured out how to spend your discretionary funds i invite you to join us. i look forward to working with our partners and the public to create a vibrant and effective budgeting process. the last item i want to mention is a resolution that i will be cosponsoring with supervisor farrell, urging the national park service to abandon plans to locate the alcatraz ferry service at fort mason pier and move it out of my district in fisherman's wharf. supervisor farrell will speak more broadly about this but at this time over 1.4 million people visit alcatraz island from the existing ferry site in fisherman's wharf in my district which is a commercial district that absorbs close to most of the 16 million tourists that visit san francisco. contrast that with the residential neighborhood of the
that we have been doing together for quite some time, and the progress that san francisco has made over the last 12 years for sure, and certainly even before that, so we're honored to be here. i am beverly upton and proud to be the executive director of the consortium and made up of 17 service providers based in san francisco and my job is to amplify those voices and those who they serve at tables like this at city hall and the state capitol and it's an honor and i am proud to be here. >> good evening i am kathy baxter and work for the child a abuse council and housed over on wallace street. i start the 36 years ago. i like to tell people i started as a toddler but not many people believe that. we started to raise awareness around child abuse and a grant from dr. moases and chief of pediatrics and the rosen during foundation and at that time in 1976 no one talked about it. we didn't have a system. we tried to get our public agencies together to work together so over these last 36 years we really created an amazing system but what i learned about five years ago we had a whole anoth
news in san francisco. a huge water break after a car slammed into a fire hydrant about an hour ago. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is by folsom and 2nd and joins us live in the city with more. i guess they got it capped, but it was really something about a half hour ago or so, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, frank. the new concern now is actually structural safety. i want to show you, they blocked off the roads in this area. that is essex off of folsom here and they say they're going to block all four lanes right there because they want to sort of assess the damage of what happened. but we want to show you some video that we shot earlier. you can get a look at that gushing water at least 40 feet high is what we're told. and about 1,000 -- tens of thousands of gallons of water that had come out of that break. now, from what we could see, that car knocked the hydrant completely out. we heard reports this started just before 4 a.m. this morning. san francisco police told us officers were trying to pull over this car at 4th and howard for a minor traffic vial violation. the dri
of san francisco home of the national league champions san francisco giants. it is tuesday october 23, 2012. madam clerk can you please call the roll. >> supervisor avalos. present. >> supervisor. >> go giants. supervisor cohen. cohen present. supervisor elsbernd. present. supervisor farrell. present. supervisor kim. present. supervisor mar. present. supervisor olague. present. supervisor wiener. present. and mr. president supervisor chiu is not in the chamber. >> thank you. given that supervisor chu just got married we will excuse her this week and will be excused and will you please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> pledge one and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues we have board minutes from the meetings. could i have a motion on approve those minutes? moved and seconded. without objection that will be approved. madam clerk do we have any communications? >> there are no communications mr. president. >> if you could read items one through six. >> these item are from the consent
or dinner in the evening. for those heading up to north beach for those here in san francisco is a great option. taking mass transit would be better. the light rail is quick to be installed. it's efficient. it is but anyway there of problems with some of the operators lately but my point being i want to voice my support for it. i think it should go forward. i think we should go forward with this proposal, and give all san franciscans and tourists, our families and friends a chance to come to the city, or if we live there go up to north beach have lunch or dinner and check out the things up there. thank you very much. i hope that you do have a great day. >> next speaker please. >> i have an overview. a couple weeks ago i made appeal here to this board after i was assaulted by san francisco soccer league officials wielding pipes. they knew i opposed to introducing hundreds of toxic infill material into the ocean view neighborhood and golden gate park. as you know they kicked me in the head and left me blooding with a concussion and after they targeted me on the corporate sponsore
today. my name is lisa alator i, i am a resident of san francisco and i am an organizer with the coalition of homelessness and today i am proud to stand with my community members and my colleagues to say strongly that san francisco does not want tasers and san francisco does not need tasers. >> san francisco police department has been given the chance to set a national precedent in how they respond to crisis situations through the implementations of the crisis intervention team. instead of prioritizing the training and the culture shifts that are necessary to save the lives of our vulnerable populations he is offering a new weapon to be used. numerous studies shows that they are a deadly weapon that do nothing to lower fatality or police shooting victims. in fact we have seen the opposite. you will hear more testimony that highlights lawsuits and respect if i have studies done here in california and nationally that expose the harms of trigger happy police officers who rely on force instead of culturally competent deescalation tactics. they need to invest in strategies to
, live at sfo, kron4 news. >>> one family on san francisco's russian hill was startled awake when a 45-ton cypress tree uprooted and fell, crashing into their home. >> well, what happened was, at first it was just a huge explosion, and i thought it was an earthquake. and so i said it's okay! it was just an earthquake. and my son was in his room, and he ran in to get underneath the doorway, i said everything's okay. and thousand i came back into the -- then i came back into where my husband was sleeping, and i realized the tree had fallen on the house. and i saw there was at 1.1 branch sticking out. so i said you better move! >> a 75-ton crane had to be brought in to begin removing the tree from the house. we will have an update on the massive sink hole in lafayette coming up. >>> san francisco police broke up part of a multimillion auto burglary operation. the stolen items included 100 cellphones, more than 75 laptops, jewelry, and $32,000 in cash. officers believe this ring is a small part of a large operation still going on in san francisco and other places in the bay area. the polic
this is on television. for anybody the lives in san francisco, we are a sanctuary city. your status living in the united states is not an issue. we will not report. please. trust your san francisco police department. call us. we are here to help. >> commissioner turman: thank you chief for pointing that out. we already had a constitutional law here, i'm not sure that it is hour is the best use. the attorney general did do a law-enforcement bulletin; the issue is whether the local jurisdiction is obligated to use state resources to do a federal detainer; it is specific to the sheriff's department. part of the notion is that it is not the job ofrom my law enforcement to enforce immigration policy; we are here to keep people safe. we appreciate the chief's passion. and ultimately where people come is not relevant and using this forum is important to underscore that commitment, and i'm glad the chief is clear and unequivocal about that. >> victims are not at risk for deportation. that is abundantly clear from what the chief has said. our next line item is regarding the san francis
and eco friendly park the greatest park in the united states. >> san francisco is one of those incredible cities in the world. i would rather be around trees, than like flat land, you know what i am saying? >> the fact that it is separate places it gives a lot of space for the amount of people that is here. i really appreciate that. ♪ >> san francisco, what is not to love? >> a blessing with the space and a blessing being here and everyone else being here on public land and sharing this music and vibration together and we are grateful for the city and the park and rec for making it happen. >> we are keeping it cleaned by picking up, everything that we need help with, we can't do it without your help. >> it is amazing for san francisco and the music scene. this is a job creator and they hire over 3400 people. we bring in 50 to 60 restaurant and winerries. >> it is crazy. and it never stops. ♪ >> i only came to see stevie wonder. i just got a ticket. i am so excited. we are so blessed out right now. >> it is amazing, i came all the way from israel to meet the people and hang
this morning on fatal san francisco fire investigators tell abc7 news the victim was a woman in her 60s. the fire started 8:30 last night on st. charles avenue in ingleside heights they found the woman's body on the second floor flames burned through the garage and up from there the fire is not believed to have been suspicion. >>> oakland police looking for a hit-and-run driver, a woman who hit a formed officer and the car took off. it happened behind the oakland police station midnight. the lieutenant was in the crosswalk when he was hit. when the light turned green the woman started through the intersection, knocking him on to the hood of her car. the officer suffered bumps and bruises. >>> car crash into a fire hydrant forced closure of on-ramp to the bay bridge in san francisco this morning water rushed into the street near second and folsom and may have compromised the stability of nearby scaffolding. the driver is in custody. essex street on-ramp to the bay bridge will open a few hours later. >>> local fishing boats tied up instead of collecting a delicacy, result of a price war.
bail. no word on how man died. >>> new information this morning on fatal san francisco fire investigators tell abc7 news the victim was a woman in her 60s. the fire started 8:30 last night on st. charles avenue in ingleside heights they found the woman's body on the second floor flames burned through the garage and up from there the fire is not believed to have been suspicion. >>> oakland police looking for a hit-and-run driver, a woman who hit a formed officer and the car took off. it happened behind the oakland police station midnight. the lieutenant was in the crosswalk when he was hit. when the light turned green the woman started through the intersection, knocking him on to the hood of her car. the officer suffered bumps and bruises. >>> car crash into a fire hydrant forced closure of on-ramp to the bay bridge in san francisco this morning water rushed into the street near second and folsom and may have compromised the stability of nearby scaffolding. the driver is in custody. essex street on-ramp to the bay bridge will open a few hours later. >>> local fishing boats ti
important. for the next steps, go to knowhow2go.org. >> san francisco is home to some of the most innovative companies of the 21st century. this pioneering and forward looking spirit is alive in san francisco government as well. the new headquarters of the san francisco public utilities commission at a5 25 golden gate avenue is more than just a 13-story building and office ablation. instead, city leaders, departments and project managers join forces with local architectural firms ked to build one of the greatest office buildings in america. that's more than a building. that's a living system. ♪ ♪ when san francisco first bought this land in 1999, it was home to a state office building. >> this was an old eight-story brown building the state owned and the workers' comp people were in that building. it was an old dee correctvth it building for decades. when i was a member of the board of supervisors, all of us wondered why we hadn't done anything there and the mayor thought the same. >> if an earthquake happened, the building was uninhabitable. it sat there vacant for quite a while. the ci
that can be soon. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> an on-ramp to the bay bridge is closed not making many morning commuters happy. >> no. not at all. if you are trying to access the lower deck of the bay bridge it's blocked off because of the accident. use 1st instead. the good news it's the noncommute direction so hopefully traffic won't be too busy on the lower deck of the bay bridge at the skyway. we are taking a live look at the area there off the freeway. traffic extra volume on that westbound side coming off the upper deck of the bay bridge. no metering lights though as you work your way towards the toll plaza. elsewhere, if you are trying to take bart or ace, everything is right on time. caltrain, ferries looking good. muni no major delays yet so because of that accident, the outbound treasure island bus may be affected. probably they will reroute the first as well because of the essex street ramp being blocked. westbound 580 at airway looks like an accident stuck in lanes with a bit of a backup slow out. altamont pass better once you hit 680. east 580 nor
>> hello. you're watching the show that explores san francisco's love affair with food. there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge? >> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah. ♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and
francisco sfgtv meeting of the san francisco public safety committe occurring december 6, 2012 will begin shortly. >> the city of san francisco sfgtv meeting of the san francisco public safety committe occurring december 6, 2012 will begin shortly. >> we are actually live now, and so good morning and welcome to the public safety committee of the san francisco board of supervisors my name is john avalos, the chair of the committee and joined to my right by supervisor christina olague, who will be joined shortly by eric mar who is also a member of the committee and our clerk and erica and we are staffed by the sfgtv and could you share with us your announcements? >> please, make sure to silence all cell phones and complete the speaker cards and any documents to be included as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk, the items acted upon will appear on the january 13th, 2013, agenda unless otherwise stated. >> could you call items. >> hearing to review the san francisco police department and general orders related to tasers including the department's plan to equipment th
with a little knife do the side step, thank you. >> next speaker please? >> michael lion, san francisco, gray panthers are absolutely against the use of tasers by the police in any kind of way. i particularly object to the calling them non-lethal. what you are asking to do is to have a police officer make a snap judgment on the medical condition of someone that they are about to tase. i look fairly hail and hearty, but i have had a triple by pass, who is to make a judgment on me? are tasers necessary for this? i would say, no. psych tech, works in a job where we are working with mentally ill people, they don't use them. okay, you could argue well in the environment of a hospital the psych teches work there are no weapons, but that argument holds no, does not have any validity because the vast majority of cases where people are tased no weapon was involved on the part of the victim. it is true that the... it is true that there is a higher percentage of them that have been tased. this is from national data. and i think that it is also just manifestly obvious that it is going to be used for in c
deck cantilever section heading into san francisco everybody at the limit's bound highway 4 closed at loveridge for another 25 minutes detour in place westbound commute is good checked in with mass transit, everybody is up and running on time. >> the latest storms continue to cause trouble across the bay area even though it is not raining now. a portion of highway 1 in sonoma county is closed because of a rock slide it hit between fort ross and meyers grade roads north of jenner debris is gone you can see the damage small section collapse caltrans hopes to have the road open by noon today. >>> small community in the santa cruz mountains is being asked to conserve water after the weather stirred up the region's main water source. department of public works urging residents in the area to scale back, water clarity in the alpine creek is not acceptable for drinking standards. it should take a couple more days. until then the county will continue to import water. >>> stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage. track every storm this season any time with live doppler at abc
to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, november 20, 2012. can we have order in the chambers please. thank you. madam clerk, let's go to item 33. >> clerk calvillo: item 33, an ordinance amending the administrative code to extend the sunset date of the public utilities revenue bond oversight supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you. colleagues, this is an ordinance extending the puc aback to 2016. and i wanted to -- i have circulated previously an amendment to this, a non-substantive amendment ensuring that there is no gap in coverage of the rback between january and the new effective date of this legislation. so i ask that we adopt the amendment and would ask for your support in adopting this ordinance. thank you. >> president chiu: supervisor farrell made a motion to that, seconded by supervisor chu. any objection? without objection the amendment passes. on the underlying ordinances as amended, roll call. >> clerk calvillo: on item 33 as amended, supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu. aye, supervisor
have firefighters and san francisco police here on scene. they were able to cap whatever that break was, that water main break over here. let me tell you how it happened. we have video from earlier. you can see just how high the water was gushing. just before 4:00 this morning san francisco police were trying to pull over a car for a minor traffic violation and then that car crashed into a fire hydrant. right now it is a suspected dui. we were told this basically san francisco police tried to pull over that car right around 4th and howard and the driver crashed at folsom and essex. the driver was taken into custody. we aren't sure if that driver sustained any injuries. earlier on footage we were able to see the driver being taken away in some kind of neck brace. we aren't sure about the status of that driver at this point in time. but we had unconfirmed reports that that car over there in that corner is actually a rental car so we don't know where the driver is from. we hope to get more information. i think my photographer made a good point, hopefully that driver had insurance. it appea
that was supported by seven members of this board, urging the san francisco mta to begin a free muni for all youth program, pilot program here in san francisco. the matter went to the mta board the proposal so that it views of some of the people who had voted against the original proposal, and limited the scope to allow for free muni for low income youth. and some of the people that had objected to the original proposal, my understanding, had indicated that they would support something that wasn't for all youth but for low income youth. the caveat that the mta board of director provided in the resolution they passed was that it was predicated on the pilot actually receiving funding from the region. so that it wasn't just muni funding the pilot, but that in fact the region could support it. we went to the mtc and there were actually two votes taken. because it allocated money from a specific source. and then at the request of one of the individuals who actually voted against the funding of the pilot, there was a new funding source that was found by the mtc staff. that's what's before you today. the
. >>> 4:34. san francisco police and arson investigators trying to figure out cause of deadly house fire it started 8:40 last night on st. charles avenue in the ingleside area. an off-duty firefighter smelled smoke and alerted the department, 40 firefighters arrived to fight the blaze and discovered the body on the second floor of the building. they had the fire contained a half hour later. the flames burned through the garage up to the second floor. >>> major development, oakland the first city in the nation to willfully surrender control of its police department to a court appointed director. the city reached a deal yesterday to an individual federal takeover. a 2003 lawsuit required them to make more than 50 reforms that still haven't happened. the compliance director will oversee the department. that person will have power to demote staff or fire the chief. u.s. district court judge will rule whether to approve the deal at a hearing next thursday. >>> in san francisco public safety committee set to review the plan to arm some officers with tasers. chief suhr asked the commissioner au
inch in santa rosa. over an inch in san francisco. just under nine tenths in oakland. other locations received lower amounts of rainfall. concord about a third of an inch. where do we stand in terms of percent of normal rainfall? over 150% in most locations and nearly 200% of average in san francisco. we're not experiencing a rainfall deficit.tk; >> 40 trees toppled because of the recent storms, today about a dozen fell and have caused more damage. we're live tonight with the story. >> that is right. on 14th avenue in the richmond district. i'm using this light to sort of help knee navigate around here. this massive pile that you can see here is only a section of the huge eucalyptus tree that came down this morning. need less to say, crews were busy. trees and roofs combined with heavy winds can cause an old tree to topple in a storm this, one happened to also fall on a car. >> winds blow. as bad as today, we're busy. >> crews cut it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short
for two reasons. one, during the ceremony i get extremely hungry. secondly, san francisco we have the highest per capita number of restaurants of any city in the country, and my district apparently has the highest number of restaurants per square mile of any square mile in our city, and we have so many amazing restaurants it literally takes my staff several meetings and i to hash out who we think should be recognized every year and it's my honor to recognize a relatively new restaurant in north beach and extremely loved in the neighborhood. i would like to invite up liz. i think i saw you back there. if you could step up to the microphone and liz is half of the partnership of dane and liz and the partners behind bottle cap. they lived in north beach sing 2008 and the story of bottle cap this amazing couple wondered why there wasn't any restaurants with the farm table approach and keeping things local and the fisheries and farming throughout california and bottle cap opened up in 2010 of the former location of the washington square bar and grill and for you to know it was quite
're tracking developing news of an accident that shut down a san francisco intersection. a driver took out a fire hydrant at folsom and essex near the onramp to the bay bridge. claudine wong is out there. are they getting close to reopening it yet, claudine? >> reporter: well, close, probably not but they are doing some important work right now. within the last half-hour since we last checked in with you, the crews for this scaffolding company have started to arrive. once the bus gets out of the way, you can see the work they are doing. what they told me they need to do is repair the collapsed bottom part of the scaffolding. once they do that -- and that could take a while -- then they will test it to make sure it is safe. if you pan across essex, you can see the entire area is shut down. that's because the fire department is out there. if there's any question about the structural integrity. this is entrance to the bay bridge. traffic at this point, just has to go around. let me show you video from this morning. it was about 3:0 that a san francisco police officer try -- 3:30 that a san fr
. >> and in san francisco: backpacks and briefcases .... blackberries and bottles of tequila. if you've lost any of these items to thieves ... the san francisco police may have some good news for you. >> the officers did a great job recovering in a with like to get it back to the rightful owners. >>pam: developing tonight at eight.. the city of oakland's deal. to stave off a federal takeover of its beleagured police department has brought years of legal battles to a sudden end. kron-4's philippe djegal is live in oakland tonight.. .. with details.. and what this means for the department.. going forward. >> pam, the community town hall meeting tonight at the elementary school in oakland was supposed to be about what the police department is doing to tackle crime. also the economic state of the city. and the jobs it was all discussed but over shattered by even bigger news. in a stunning statement, police our jordan, and mayor jean quan saying that they will not be subject to a federal of pointed receivership. >> we have a filing a later this afternoon on a compromise that has been signed by the
of a traffic stop accident in san francisco, it smashed a fire hydrant and -- and shut down essex street. you can see this is near the on ramp to the bay bridge happening right now. it shut down because water from a busted fire hydrants damage -- hydrant damaged scaffolding. a -- police were trying to pull over a man for being suspected of driving under the influence. that intersection will be closed until all of the damage particularly to that scaffolding is deemed safe. >>> in the meantime, a hit-and- run driver in the south bay, the victim of that incident has died from his injuries. jeanine della vega is at the intersection where all of this happened. gored morning jeanine -- good morning, jeanine. >> reporter: this is where the accident happened. this gas station here, fast food and a wall greens, there are lots of things here and police were here until 1:00 a.m. investigating. what we know is a man was crossing the intersection at 5:45 when police say he was hit by a dark banner suv. that vehicle stopped kept traveling southbound and the man was rushed to the hospital where he died late
people who are local residents of san francisco each year to work the festival. and two of them i have taken on as permanent part-time hires. so, i think it really is a good benefit to increasing employment locally as well. it is also a really well run festival, super organized and they manage trash really well. thanks. >>> hi, my name is chris nelson and i'm a resident of the sunset and i have been living in the sunset for the last five years. i am a wine maker by trade here in san francisco and i'm a very big fan of the wine festival. never seen anything like that at another festival. they really bring together some great wineries and i think it's truly a cultural experience when you look at it from that side. i will note i've never poured my wine there so i'm not biased, okay. but they really have done a great job of expanding the whole festival. i've always either walked, biked or taken muni. i've never seen any problems. i realize there are -- the ng has been full of people, but they're all going to the festival and it's been a very good experience. it's been very positive. i've n
60s in the santa rosa, novado, 59 degrees expected for downtown san francisco. as we take a look at your your kron 4 7 day around the bay and plenty of dry days ahead and even some sunshine. >> good morning. not any hotspots is pretty quiet as we head outside the door. we are not seeing any delays for any of the bridges. traffic flowed well for the east shore freeway and also commuting from the nimitz. officealso no metering lights to deal with and the san mateo bridge, some left over moisture but i am assuring you that we're not seeing any moisture or rain. the golden gate looking good. in fact i've been checking with the c h p and no incidences to report with 22 minutes from the novat into the city. >> the storm in the bay area yesterday caused major delays at s-f-o...the f-a-a was reporting delays on arriving and departing flights at around three hours.. this morning there are no delays out of san francisco international this morning. we'll be keeping an eye on delays out of s-f-o, if any, all morning here on the kron four morning news. >> a sinkhole in the east bay is now ev
. a week=long string of rainstorms leaves a trail of area. a huge explosion like a jolt ... a san francisco woman tells kron four her husband fifth was asleep when a tree crashed into their russian hill bedroom. >> i said you need to move, cause our bed was right undeneath it. >>pam: we did not have to look far to find one of the morning's many fender=benders, the golden gate bridge blocked by a head=on collision. >> i think i've made it a mile in the past 45 minutes... >>pam: tonight kron-4 is tracking the storm. on the top right - a live look from our camera atop mount tamalpais. on the bottom right - a live view of the san francisco sky-line. i'm here in the weather jacquelyn bennet... jacquelyn - another day another storm? >>jacqueline: we should expect more white water. >>pam: wet weather-- >> kron4's storm team coverage continues now. haaziq madyun in the east bay - where rain soaked means more fallen trees. rob fladeboe is in the santa cruz mountains - crews there cleaning up a massive mudslide. but first - if you were commuting today - it was no picnic -especially on
in light of recent events. our goal tonight was to let the public know that the san francisco police department, attorney's office, occ, the commission, we want to assure women and men dickens of domestic violence that we are here to help you. this is the community matter. we want to help break the cycle of violence. the presentations tonight were excellent. the message is very clear. the city and discounting takes domestic violence extreme we seriously. we have a police chief to support it and everyone in the room to support it. i cannot thank you enough. it was a great presentation. >> it was an honor to have this joint meeting. i hope it away 10 years to do it, particularly surrounded by the men and women in blue. i feel safer everyday. it is great to see you on the street but more importantly to have interaction with you and know that we have common goals. also to our immigrant communities, we are here to serve you and language barrier should not be an obstacle to seeking help nor your immigration status. we work hard. i am a fourth-generation san francisco. i'm ta
the city of san francisco sfgtv meeting of the planning commission december 6, 2012 will begin shortly. >> i would like to welcome everyone to san francisco planning commission regular hearing for december 6, 2012. please aware that the commission doesn't tolerate any disruption or out burst of any kind. please turn off mobile devices. if you would like to speak fill out a card and speak into the microphone and state your name for the record. at this time i will call roll. >> commissioner fong. >> here. >> commissioner wu. >> here. >> commissioner antonini. >> here. >> commissioner borden. >> commissioner sugaya. >> here. >> first is item one case at 1865 post street request for conditional use authorization is being proposed for continuance to february seven, 2013 at the request of the project sponsor requesting a further continuance than shown on the calendar. item two at 601 van ness avenue continual use continuance is requested. further under the regular calendar there is another request for item 15 at 2895 san bruno avenue request for continuance. that's all i have is t
and a taxpayer in san francisco. i didn't have a chance to'é( zÑo a meeting in the marina the other night. i knew this was covered. i didn't have a chance to speak. i was working at the time unfortunately. the upcoming opening of a restaurant on the marina, i'd like to file a protest here and now and hopefully be presented at the next december 4 meeting, to have the residents in that area express their concern about the restaurant that's being opened on theup9Ñ marina green. this is a place where children play soccer every weekend. there's -- games, there's events coming every weekend. at times it's impossible to park in my of my own house and i live the boulevard. to tear down a facility to put alcohol in the presence of into consideration as well as the amount of traffic, the congestion, the -- not even talking about the amp yawns. iÑd%( ;?ñ would like to come bae on december 4 to have itfçje5fn reviewed. >> president chiu: thank you. next >> my name is art scampa. i'm a resident of the marina for the last 30 years. i'm here today because there are no public comments on the meeting decemb
grateful. from the san francisco police department from greg sir to denise flair erty and cheryl jennings and the girl friday and kept us moving all day and to the communications that we got the word out through the media and laura who kept us moving today and financial support. if you read about the justice department in the paper you know we can't pay for anything. when people come to my office quite literally i can't give them coffee. people think the government is high flying and i am here to tell you it's not true. there was support for this event and we couldn't be more grateful to the people that made this possible and the rosenberg foundation and they are here, the san francisco foundation and dr. sander herself and a round of applause, the california endowment and others provided tremendous financial support so thank you very much for that. [applause] . we really do appreciate it and the cohost and mary lee and tom torque son and who you met this morning and our next panel is planning for student safety opportunity and success and planning for action around the bay. our mod
. >> one person is dead after a house fire in san francisco. firefighters are calling the fire suspicious. they say flames and smoke were coming from the house, afterwards firefighter found a body on the second floor. an arson investigator spend the day looking for clues. >> there is a little bit of suspicion which is why we have it under investigation. >>> a neighbor was taken to the hospital for unknown reasons and they are expecting more information to be released. >>> the victims body was recovered at the off ramp on concord avenue. at this point, the sheriff's office is not releasing any details and at this point it is a homicide. >>> they have now agreed to surrender them to a court appointed director. they averted a federal take over and it comes after the city filed meet a judge's order that it settled a police brutality scandal nearly ten years ago. >> they have been demonstrating to the court and to the public they can produce constitutional policing. >> federal monitors say the report failed on key tasks such as tracking officers and reporting the use of force. >>> new this mor
of this will cost significant resources. deescalation works. it works every day in san francisco. it works at psychiatric emergency service and social service agency and drop in center and door alley and west side and other places we did a comprehensive review of the tasers of the literature. >> please continue briefly to finish up. >> and we looked at all of the studies that had been done the last time that this came around. what we found over and over again is that the tasers increased fatalities. there were some that mentioned that it decreased. fatalities every one of those studies were funded by taser international. of the independent studies not funded by the people profiting off these weapons, they found things like the 2009 ucsf study that the deaths more than doubles in the first year and the following years the number of shootings decrease but stayed above what it had been before tasers and this seems to be the trend, when tasers are introduced they are a new tool, it is exciting and get used a lot. and when that initial excitement levels out it is not decreasing fatalities. >> t
to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, november 20, 2012. madam clerk, call the roll clmpletsd supervisor avalos, present. supervisor campos, present. president chiu, present. supervisor chu, present. supervisor cohen, present. supervisor elsbernd, present. supervisor farrell, present. supervisor kim, present. supervisor mar, present. supervisor olague, present. supervisor wiener, present. mr. president, all members are present. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> president chiu: colleagues, we have board meeting minutes from october 9, 2012. approve, motion by supervisor mar, seconded by supervisor campos. those are approved. are there any communications? >> clerk calvillo: there are no communications. >> president chiu: could you read 2 pm special order. >> clerk calvillo: the policy discussion between mayor edwin lee
of government. mayor lee first began working for the city and county of san francisco in 1989 as the investigator for the city's first whistle blower program. prior to employment with the city and county of san francisco, he was the managing attorney for the asian law caucus. i first met ed in 1992 when he became the executive director for the human rights commission and we were both 16. that's two decades ago, ed. i watched him soon become the director of city purchasing and then going on to become the director of public works. i think ed is the only mayor in city history that can carry tlau on the campaign promise to fill the potholes because he actually knows how and he's the only mayor in city history that can say he actually knows every single city street because his crews probably paved them. i have had the privilege of working alongside ed for many years in city government. he has always been a cherished colleague and friend to everyone in city hall. he's done the job, he gets the job done, never wanting credit, just the satisfaction of doing the right thing for th
[ gavel ] >> good evening and welcome to the december 5th, 2012 meeting of san francisco board of appeals. the presiding officer this evening is board president chris hwang who is engined by vice president frank fung, commissioner [a-ers/]ia hurtado and commissioner ann lazarus and welcome to our newest member commissioner honda. deputy [khr-frpb/] or city attorney will provide the board with any needed legal advice and the legal process clerk and i'm cynthia goldstein and we're joined by departments scott sanchez here, the zoning administrator and also representing the planning department and planning commission. joseph dusty representing the department of building inspection, and department of would now like to, urban foresty. the board requests that you turn off longer devices so they will not disturb the proceedings. please carry on conversations in the hallway. appellants, permit-holders and department responds have seven presents to preponderant their case. people must include their comments with the 7 or 3-minute periods. members of public not affiliated with the partis
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